With New Justice Official, Fate of Russia Probe in Question

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Trump's firing of Jeff Sessions draws question mark over fate of Russia probe

They also said they will continue to conduct parallel investigations alongside special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, and urging them to preserve all relevant documents.

A group of demonstrators in Jacksonville lined the side of San Jose Boulevard on Thursday evening, demanding that special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation be protected.

Trump repeatedly lamented that he would have never selected Sessions if he had known the attorney general would recuse himself.

He wrote a year ago on CNN.com that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should limit the scope of Mueller's investigation to stop him from delving into Trump's finances. Justice Department officials said that under normal circumstances, the deputy attorney general would likely play an active, hands-on role in overseeing such a high profile probe, and they had no reason to believe that Rosenstein would now be cut out. Nobody Is Above The Law said it wants Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising the investigation.

American citizens in Vancouver are planning a protest Thursday following the firing by U.S. President Donald Trump of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn't have the confidence of the president".

Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME criticized Trump for stripping Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of his role overseeing the probe. Sessions had endured months of public abuse from Trump, who soured on Sessions because he recused himself from oversight of the Russian Federation investigation shortly after he arrived at the Justice Department.

That left Rosenstein overseeing the investigation, and he named Mueller as special counsel.

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Crucially, Mueller has, by offering reduced charges, gained cooperation from people who once worked close to Trump: Manafort, Cohen, former national security advisor Michael Flynn and former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates.

Mueller's team has obtained several guilty pleas and a jury conviction and has indictments pending against Russian companies.

Trump's running commentary criticizing Sessions and the Justice Department injected more turmoil into an agency that was still reeling from the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.

Sessions endured most of the name-calling in silence, though he did issue two public statements defending the department, including one in which he said he would serve "with integrity and honor" for as long as he was in the job.

Mr Trump has at various times belittled Mr Sessions as "beleaguered", "VERY weak", and "DISGRACEFUL".

Sessions clashed, though, with Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, resisting his proposals to overhaul the criminal justice system and standing by his hard-line approach to imprisonment and sentencing.

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